Forthcoming Events

BE Kelsall Hill Horse Trials (2): Competitor Information

22/09/2017 8am onwards

Kelsall Hill

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017

BE Classes: BE 80(T), 90, 90 Open, 100, 100 Open, N, ON, OI, and I classes.

All the videos are courtesy of An Eventful Life for more videos from the April horse trials please click here

Niamh Hawkins riding Noble Phantom in the BE80


Jemma Cradock riding Princess Rozelle in the BE90


Abbey Rimmer riding Mr Ree in the BE100


Jonathan Procter riding Sumas William of Orange in the Novice


Paul Sims riding Mystic Million in the Intermediate


Ben Hobday riding Mulrys Error in the Open Intermediate


At Kelsall we are proud to have hosted BE events since March 2006. Initially the events were run at BE 90 and 100, with the dressage on an undulating field and a twisty cross country around the perimeter of a maize field. Our facilities have been improved over the last 8 years and we can now say that we have a dedicated laser levelled dressage area with 14 arena's arected for good footing, Duraloc rail enclosed show jumping arena and 100 acres of grassland over which the cross country track goes from BE80 all the way to Intermediate. As our event is based in a green valley we can offer superb viewing opportunities so that spectators and owners can see the vast majority of the cross country course without moving set against the fabulous backdrop of Delamere forest.

Our ground is free draining as we have sandy ground so we are fairly resilient to the weather and we have invested in significant infrastructure to get competitors and spectators on and off with relative ease.

Kelsall Hill prides itself on having a friendly team to organise the events and key posts within the team continue to develop with a breadth of experience at world class and Olympic level.

Kelsall Hill winning the Tabley Bowl for the Best Equine Establishment in Cheshire 2015, awarded by Cheshire Agricultural Society.

Organising Team:

Organiser: Phil Latham: Director of Kelsall Hill LTD, Phil’s been involved with delivering the events at Kelsall since they started in 2006. Phils email

Organiser: Jane Whitaker: Jane is Kelsall Hill's BE administration expert and organises all the administration for our events including all our officials and volunteers. Jane previously was part of the organising team at Blenheim horse trials. Email: britisheventing@kelsallhill.co.uk

Sponsorship: Megan Watson: Meg is responsible for all our sponsorship and marketing activities. Email: admin@kelsallhill.co.uk

Entry Secretary: Sue Thompson. Sue’s been with us from the start in 2006. Please contact Sue for all entry enquiries. Manor Farm House, Dunkirk, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6LZ. Phone: 01244 851164/07917 678400 before 21.30hrs. Email: sue.tomo@talktalk.net.

To enter the horse trials please visit www.britisheventing.com.
Showjumping Course Designer: Sue Barratt, Sue is an Advanced Course designer, she has built at Hickstead meetings, the Blue Chip Championships, Cheshire and Anglesey County Show and this will be her 20th year at the Horse of the Year show. Apart from the bigger shows, she also builds for grassroot competitions, riding clubs and pony clubs, considering them just as important as the more prestigious shows.



XC Course Designer: Captain Mark Phillips. Mark has brought his wealth of international experience to Kelsall Hill and has radically changed our layout so that the course is free flowing and educational for both riders and horses.

XC Construction: The courses our now built by DERT who have incidentally also built our cross country schooling field. David Evans and his team build courses throughout the UK and internationally including the Beijing Olympics and we are delighted to use his services to deliver a first class cross country course. David’s main man here is Mike Pope and we’re delighted to see him and colleagues back for our next event.



XC Flowers: Ring Craft. We are proud that Mary started her career fence dressing at Kelsall Hill when we started our events and has continued to provide us with her services ever since. Mary did the fence dressing for the London 2012 Olympic cross country course.



Dressage Steward: Katie Holden.



Show Jumping Steward: Mel Darwell

XC Steward:

Health and Safety: Peter Booth. Peter brings a key eye for detail and a willing attitude which ensures that the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Stabling: We currently have no stabling on site, however stabling can be found locally via the below contacts;
Caroline Topping (2 stables available) 07710 082989
Richard Carruthers 07865 090346
Di Woolley 07718 248718, B & B available here as well
Kay Sparkes 01829 458261/ 07879 441479 info@BarleyRise.co.uk www.BarleyRise.co.uk
Sue Stratton 07972843415 Local accommodation for both rider and horse
Sharon, they have 3 B & B spaces for horses and 2 spare double rooms for humans, please ring 07720443806





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